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This Week on Dispatches: Mark R. Anderson on the Fate of King George III’s Bust in Montreal

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews independent historian and JAR contributor Mark R. Anderson on the fate of King George III’s bust... The post This Week on Dispatches: Mark R. Anderson on the Fate of King George III’s Bust...

Jonathan Trumbull: the Sixteenth “Pope” of Connecticut

In 1817, as popular sentiment finally forced Connecticut to adopt a new constitution separating church and state, Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams: “I... The post Jonathan Trumbull: the Sixteenth “Pope” of Connecticut appeared first on Journal...

King George III’s Montreal Bust in a Pattern of Iconoclasm

Throughout history, changes in political order have often been accompanied by the destruction of the old regime’s images and monuments. The July 9, 1776... The post King George III’s Montreal Bust in a Pattern of Iconoclasm appeared first on Journal...

Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021) The eminent historian and author... The post Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution...

This Week on Dispatches: Woody Holton on His New Book, Liberty is Sweet

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews Woody Holton, distinguished historian, professor at the University of South Carolina, and JAR contributor, about his... The post This Week on Dispatches: Woody Holton on His New Book, <i>Liberty...

November 1

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … six Angola negro men.” “LIBERTY … excellent Accommodations.” In the fall of 1771, John Edwards and Company sought freight and passengers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2021

Keeping Law and Order in the Liberty of the Savoy according to Joseph Ritson | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. This article is taken from a conference paper due to be given tomorrow at the British Crime Historians’ Symposium, University of Leeds. Joseph Ritson (personal collection) Abstract...

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1875) | William Jones

This pro-democracy poem titled ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ was written by William Jones in 1875 and published in the socialist People’s Advocate newspaper. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] Come, liberty, with all thy charms,...

Cato’s Suicide and Civic Martyrdom in Early British and Spanish America

By Francesca Langer The story of Cato’s suicide, as handed down by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch, was a gruesome political parable that captured the revolutionary imaginations of early Americans, both North and South. Every schoolboy could...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Jul 2021

July 4

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … a Mulatto Woman Slave, named VIOLET.” On July 4, 1771, Philip Kearney told the story of Violet, an enslaved woman who liberated herself, though...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2021

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At his Shop near LIBERTY-TREE, A General Assortment of English Goods.” A certain tension existed in the opening lines of John Greenlaw’s advertisement in the June 20, 1771,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2021

The grand coronation of Her Most Graceless Majesty C-r-l–e Columbina

“A burlesque coronation of the Queen. She sits enthroned on a dais, raising her right foot with tipsy joviality. In her right hand as sceptre is a rod topped by a tiny cask which a naked Bacchus bestrides. The orb in her left hand is a decanter;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2021

The Influence of a Stamp Act Cartoon

The more I thought about the British cartoon “The Deplorable State of America or S——ch Government,” shown above, the more I wondered about its influence on American politics. Scholars believe that this print, from an unknown artist,...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Mar 2021

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Near LIBERTY TREE, BOSTON.” Purveyors of goods and services in Boston used a variety of means to specify their locations in 1771.  William Taylor and Peter Hughes...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2021

February 21

What do newspaper advertisements published 250 years ago today tell us about the era of the American Revolution? “LIBERTY.  A POEM.” “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Boy named SAY.” Like every other newspaper printer in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2021

“That great Sacrifice was made, through sad Necessity”: Charles Willson Peale’s William Pitt and the Emblemology of Tyrannicide

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By J. Patrick Mullins In the summer of 1768,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jan 2021

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